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Buc-ee’s

Fellow Texans, especially if you live in San Antonio or Houston, will appreciate this hilariously awesome gift from my sister!

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Weighing in at 9.5 ounces (drum roll, please)… BOY!

These stills are from our 18w3d ultrasound!  We are absolutely over the moon in love with him already…  When we first started the ultrasound he was curled up and sleeping on his tummy; making it difficult to impossible for the sonographer to determine the gender or take any of the other vital measurements we were there to do.

It turned out that our surrogate had not eaten breakfast in anticipation of blood work, and the sonographer thought this may be why the baby was so inactive.  Not a problem – a box of apple juice is apparently a magical baby animating elixir.  Half way through the box o’ juice, the baby started rolling around and kicking his legs. The result, a clear shot of what we needed to know to paint the nursery and a beautiful ten minute video of our son kicking, holding his ear, and generally moving about.

Many smile and tears.  A truly beautiful and wonderful day.

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1st Trimester

We have been pretty good about not sharing beyond immediate family and were all geared-up to start telling people once we completed the first trimester.  Last Friday (10/8), I woke up to the above announcement on my “what to expect” iphone app.  Going online, however, we realized that there is an astonishing lack of consensus as to when the first trimester ends and the second begins.  Some say twelve weeks, others say week thirteen or fourteen.  We’re going with week thirteen, which is today!  So… YAY we’re having a baby!!!

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Still Growing!

We had our ten week ultrasound today, and, this time, JH was able to join us.  It was unbelievable how much had changed in four weeks. No longer is our little fetus a vibrating piece of rice.  It is now shaped like a baby and squirming around like a hyper little gummy bear and waving it’s arms and legs as though it was doing jumping jacks.  Heartbeat was strong and doctor said that all the movement was best indicative of how well the pregnancy is progressing.  It was an unbelievably powerful and emotional day.

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heartbeat

Heartbeat confirmed!  Today we were able to see the baby’s heartbeat on ultrasound. It was confirmed at 108 bpm, which is apparently appropriate for the gestational age (6w 5d).  It basically looked like a short vibrating piece of string.

Next ultrasound isn’t until September 24th.  At that point we will be 10 weeks.  We are very much looking forward to that scan in the hopes that we can rest a little easier

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Singleton

We had our first appointment with the OBGYN this week and we got great news!  We are five weeks and six days pregnant with a singleton measuring CRL 2.6mm.  The due date is April 21, 2011.

While we were a bit early to see a heartbeat, the doctor said all looked as it should. We will be repeating the ultrasound this week to confirm heartbeat!  SO exciting (and so anxious about next u/s)!!!!!!

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Beginning

This week was a momentous one for us. Our best friends gave birth to their baby boy and we completed our surrogacy contracts!

We are so excited to welcome “W” (no relation to the former President) to the world and are thrilled that our own kid(s) will grow up in such a diverse community of families.

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